Cassie Reid Counseling Blog


  1. Teens

    Lately I have been seeing a lot of teenagers coming into the office with their parents. I absolutely love this age group, I think they are the most misunderstood, misrepresented age group, yet they are some of the most amazing individuals I have the opportunity of helping. I wanted to give you a few tips…
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  2. Summer Fun

    I’m one of those moms who really lets loose in the summer months. I let my 4 kids (ages 8 to 13) make what they want for breakfast and lunch. I don’t require any formal reading or math review. I allow them to sleep in and go to bed later. I don’t restrict their video…
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  3. College

    This weekend I was afforded the opportunity to see my younger brother graduate high school. The moment signifies a huge shift in my family unit. First off, he the youngest in our family and has been treated accordingly. His youth always represented my continual aging and even more so now with him at the tender…
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  4. When You Want To Quit

    One of my favorite childhood memories was watching my father compete in the Heart of America Marathon, described as one of the oldest and toughest marathon courses in the U.S. and held every year in my small town on Labor Day since 1960. My dad had trained and was well prepared for the 26.2 mile…
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  5. Obedience = Fun?

    Obedience leads to trust.  Trust leads to freedom.  Freedom leads to fun.  One of my “mom” friends shared this mantra with me a while back and it has become a foundation in guiding and disciplining our 4 children. The Bible says God disciplines those He loves dearly. And we, as parents, who love our children…
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  6. Communicating Anger

    Ever poorly communicated your anger?  If so, you’ve likely experienced the negative consequences that happen when this occurs—wounded relationships, offenses, guilt, and regret. Often, because of past negative experiences with anger—our own or others, we have a difficult time communicating our anger in healthy ways that enhance cooperation and reduce conflict effectively. Instead of asserting…
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  7. Weakness

    Just recently, I had a week filled with a whirlwind of emotions, most of which were positive. On April 27, 2015 the State of Texas officially recognized me as a licensed professional counselor. For some, this might not mean a lot but for me, the symbolism behind the three simple letters LPC is monumental. A…
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  8. Overwhelming

    Sitting down to write this, I feel as if I have written these very same thoughts down before. I don’t know about you, but lately my pace has been overwhelming. I don’t know what it is about spring, maybe the end of a school year, beautiful weather, and many tasks, but this time of year…
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  9. Marriage Improvement

    Been married long? Or at least does it seem like you’ve been married a really, really, long time? Getting bored? Getting frustrated or tired of your marriage routine? It’s probably because you feel stuck in a rut. Maybe you’ve run out of things to say to your spouse, run out of things to talk about?…
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  10. Father = Superman?

    Most men grow up thinking their father can do anything. Several playground arguments begin with boys talking about how much money their dad makes or how one boy’s dad could surely beat up another boy’s dad in a fistfight. It seems that our worldview of our biological father informs our view of our heavenly father.…
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